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Conditioned Identities

Wished-for and Unwished-for Identities

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Edited By Flocel Sabaté

This book contains selected papers from the meeting «Conditioned Identities. Wished-for and Unwished-for Identities», held in the Institute of Research in Identities and Society (University of Lleida) in 2013 and attended by participants representing different disciplines, discussing the imposition and acceptance of identities. The different chapters of the book, written by scholars and researchers from all over the world, analyse the conflict between attributed and chosen identities in History, Language, Literature, Sociology and Anthropology across various historical periods and geographical regions. Theoretical and practical studies are combined in order to contribute to a renewal of perspectives regarding a key issue for understanding the roots of our current society and the problems surrounding conviviality in today’s world.
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Gender and Nation: Conditioned Identities

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Montserrat PALAU

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

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Studies on nationalism and national identities in Western Europe which analyse the historical and cultural construction of “imagined communities” have reached the conclusion that the identifying characteristics of these communities often lack the influence of gender. Furthermore, the identities of women have become oxymoronic in the process of constructing nations as the “female self” enters into a dialectic of ideas, discourses and statements which must either accept or reject identification with one of two imagined communities: the national or the feminist. This article examines how gender relationships in the construction of nations have been established and how such relationships have generally alienated women, even though they have been active participants in the process.

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